Americans divided on health care ruling

Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law has Americans divided, according to the first survey following the landmark decision. Friday’s poll from USA Today/Gallup showed 46% of Americans agree with the court’s ruling, with 46% saying they disagree. Opinions were predictably split along party lines: 79% of self-identified Democrats agreed with the decision to uphold the […]

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Supreme Court Hands Barack Obama a Political Win

Barack Obama narrowly escaped a damaging rejection by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, when the Justices ruled that the health care reforms commonly known as “Obamacare” passed constitutional muster. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts ruled that the requirement that all Americans buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014 could be upheld under the constitutional right […]

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US Supreme Court Upholds Obama Law’s Requirement That Most Americans Have Health Insurance

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to go into effect over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling also handed Obama a campaign-season victory in […]

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Contempt vote inflames debate over Fast and Furious

A possible U.S. House vote next week on citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress in connection with the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting evoked bitter political sniping Thursday between Republicans and Democrats. Despite statements by all parties favoring a deal to avoid what would be an unprecedented contempt citation against a sitting attorney general, the heated […]

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Romney’s Dream Act Response Highlights Political Peril

Mitt Romney faced a Catch-22 in President Barack Obama’s high-profile roll-out of a regulatory version of the Dream Act last Friday. The presumptive GOP presidential candidate crafted a careful response, but not a particularly compelling one. The first instinct of any politician in a tight race would be to attack his opponent. But if Romney opposed Obama’s move to abandon […]

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